Death decision expected next week in Seattle cop killing

Death decision expected next week in Seattle cop killing

Credit: KING

Christopher Monfort, accused of murdering a Seattle police officer, appears at a case setting hearing in King County Superior Court on Thursday, March 11, 2010.

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on August 25, 2010 at 1:18 PM

SEATTLE -  A death penalty decision is expected next week in the prosecution of the man accused of killing a Seattle police officer.

A King County Superior Court judge denied a defense motion Wednesday to give lawyers more time to find cause for leniency for Christopher Monfort.

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg says he'll make a decision by the Sept. 3 deadline.

Monfort is charged with aggravated murder in the shooting of Officer Timothy Brenton who was gunned down as he sat in a patrol car on Halloween. Monfort has pleaded not guilty.

A news radio station reports Monfort talked loudly about police brutality as he was brought into the courtroom for Wednesday's hearing.
 

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